Flashcards in Origins and Meaning Key Concepts Deck (8)
- “God breathed”
- The belief that the Spirit of God guides an individual to act or write what is good and true.
- The word used to describe all of the ways in which God makes himself known to human beings.
- Christians believe that God does this finally and fully in the person of Jesus Christ.
- The belief that God is all powerful.
- For Example - He could create the world
- Existing outside of space and time.
- God exists in a way that makes him nothing like anything else that exists, above and beyond creation.
Creation ex Nihilo
- Creation out of nothing.
- Before God created the universe, nothing existed. Only God can create out of nothing.
- The process of mutation and natural selection which leads to changes in species over time to suit particular environments.
- For example - Birds have different beaks based on what they eat.
- In the image of God. The belief that human beings are uniquely a reflection of God’s personhood.
- Unlike the other animals, human beings are rational, free and moral.